ev1.tv Delivers Coverage with Broadcast Pix
BILLERICA, MASS.: Broadcast
Pix today announced that ev1.tv, a local TV station covering the Emsland and Grafschaft
Bentheim district in Lower Saxony, German, is using a Granite 5000 Video Control
Center in the control room of its brand-new studio and a Slate 1000 Video Control
Center in its OB van. Primarily, the station uses its systems to produce a daily
newscast and talk show in the studio, while the production van is used to cover
“In fact, everything you see on ev1.tv is produced with Granite
or Slate,” said Nico Stähle, chief engineer for ev1.tv, which distributes its programming
via cable and online. The new Broadcast Pix systems were purchased last summer through
Studio Hamburg Media Consult International (MCI), which handled the Granite installation
(Stähle installed the Slate in the production van). Stähle said he chose Granite
because he needed a 2 M/E mixer that was easy to operate.
ev1.tv uses a number of Fluent built-in workflow tools in both
systems, including the animation store and Harris CG to create animated lower-thirds.
Fluent-View is used to display all sources and keys on a 52-inch LCD monitor in
the control room. Programming is currently produced in SD, but Stähle noted there
is no problem upgrading to HD or a mixed HD/SD production environment with Granite.